On 8 and 9 August, UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination examined the Periodic Report on the implementation of the UN 1965 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in Latvia from 2008 to 2016.
Leaflet on family reunification for refugee and alternative status beneficiaries in Latvia - in English, French, Russian and Arabic
The leaflet provides information on family reunification for persons with refugee or alternative statuss in Latvia. The leaflet is issued in the framework of the UNHCR project "Border Monitoring and Legal Counceling for Asylum Seekers in Latvia"
The EU-funded project sCAN – Platforms, Experts, Tools: Specialised Cyber-Activists Network (2018-2020), coordinated by Licra (International League Against Racism and Antisemitism), aims at gathering expertise, tools, methodology and knowledge on cyber hate and developing transnational comprehensive practices for identifying, analysing, reporting and counteracting online hate speech. This project draws on the results of successful European projects already realised, for example the “Research, Report, Remove project: Countering Cyber-Hate phenomena” and “Facing Facts”, and strives to continue, emphasize and strengthen the initiatives developed by the civil society for counteracting hate speech.
The following work presents, in detail, the findings of in-depth primary and secondary research conducted over two years tracing the Lifecycle of a Hate Crime in selected EU Member States. The research was undertaken in five jurisdictions within the EU - Ireland, England and Wales, Latvia, the Czech Republic and Sweden in which contrasting approaches to the prosecution and punishment of hate crime are evident.
From March to October 2017, Latvian Centre for Human Rights in cooperation with experts from Participation Platform organised 10 training seminars for young people and one training seminar for teachers on intolerance and hate speech. The trainings were organised in the framework of a project “Say NO to hate speech” co-funded by the Education, Culture and Sports Department of the Riga City Council in the framework of the Society integration programme.